Mary Visits Her Children: Our Lady of Fatima

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Nine-year-old Lucia dos Santos looked into the angry face of her mother and wondered if this was what the Beautiful Lady meant when she said Lucia would suffer. Little Lucia had never experienced such fury from her mother, nor had her mother ever called her a liar before. Indeed, her heart was deeply saddened. Yet a warm glow filled her whenever she thought about the Lady from Heaven who had visited her and her younger cousins, Jacinta and Francisco. Read the rest…

Mother’s Day, Mary, You and Me

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I hope those of you who are women had a blessed and happy Mother’s Day. Each of us, as women, are called to be mother. Some have been called to be a biological mother or an adoptive mother, but each of us, by virtue of our femininity has been called to be “spiritual mother.” Perhaps that is why I spent a good portion of my Mother’s Day thinking about our Blessed Mother. She is the pre-eminent and most exalted icon of spiritual maternity. In her we see the realization of the feminine ideal, the perfect woman, who identifies every woman’s call and mission. Read the rest…

A Miracle for Our Time

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Have you heard of the Eucharistic Miracle approved in Poland? What does it have to do with our day in time?  What does it tell us about God’s mercy?  This is just what we discussed last week during a special Women of Grace Live radio program with our staff journalist, Sue Brinkmann, OCDS, to talk about a Eucharistic Miracle in Poland that was recently declared by the Catholic Church to be authentic. Read the rest…

Words of Encouragement For Those Who Grieve

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A friend recently shared that he had read this Catholic Exchange article about my husband that was written by Heidi Hess Saxton following my husband’s death in 2007. There is rarely a week that goes by that I am not asked to pray for a grieving mother or loved one who has lost someone dear to them. I am posting this article today for you to share with a friend or family member, parishioner or client, health care professional or co-worker, anyone you know about, who may need some words of encouragement. May it bless you and may it bless them. Thank you, Tony, for calling this article to my attention. It blessed me. You are a good man. Read the rest…

Don’t Look for the Living Among the Dead

This is a beautiful tribute to Mother Angelica that was shared by our friend and Women of Grace Television guest, Kathy Labosh.

by Kathy Labosh

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – MARCH 3, 2015: The icon of Resurrection from Church of the Holy Sepulchre by unknown artist.

On Easter Sunday, a very dear nun, Mother Angelica passed away.  She has been in my living room off and on for years on her EWTN television show. Her words were often opportune.  However since her death, she seems to have come in a whole new way. EWTN is running clips of her all day and she has been speaking directly into my world. Read the rest…

A Gentle Push From God

By Diane Tousignant

12715619_1954774434748464_3161613179124984620_nIt is said that a journey begins with the first step but I believe that it actually begins with a gentle push from God.  The first time I heard Johnnette speak was in 2003 at a small church called St. Mary’s in Lutz, FL.  I purchased her book, “Full of Grace” and fell in love with the concept of Women and the Abundant Life. Read the rest…

Women told: True beauty is soul-deep

More than 190 hear Johnnette Benkovic at Women of Grace conference

by Lizette M. Lantigua
Published in the Florida Catholic 
Johnnette S. Benkovic, founder of Women of Grace, speaks to women during the one-day conference at St. Mark Church in Southwest Ranches.

Photographer: JUAN BELTRAN | FC

Johnnette S. Benkovic, founder of Women of Grace, speaks to women during the one-day conference at St. Mark Church in Southwest Ranches. Read the rest…